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29 Jun: Lockdown saving inspires new digital fundraiser!

A lockdown saving inspires new digital fundraiser! “I wanted to donate £25 from a saving I’ve made during lockdown, on the cups of coffee I’d have paid for whilst out and about!”  Glennis, supporter and friend of Give A Duck.   Our lovely friend Glennis made this donation last weekend and we’re inspired!  Introducing… ‘Show us your mug!’   Show…

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26 Jun: Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2020

Did you know? The estimated annual value of volunteers helping UK charities is £22.6bn Source: https://volunteersweek.org/about-volunteers-week/why-is-volunteering-important/ Volunteers are AMAZING. Harry’s Dad Andrew is the co-founder of Give A Duck and chair to the board of trustees.  He is also one of our mascot volunteers!  At the 2019 Leeds 10K, Andrew volunteered to wear the Chemo Duck mascot to meet the…

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28 May: Leeds Half & Leeds 10K update

IT’S THE NEWS WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR… Run For All have announced that the Leeds Half Marathon (postponed from 10 May) and Leeds 10K (rescheduled from 5 July) will take place on Sunday 22 November 2020. We’re very happy to hear this news and look forward to a great double event date for Team Give A Duck this November! Run…

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18 May: Introducing Blue Light Babies!

‘Blue Light Babies’ IS a wonderful group of creatives who connect online via their Facebook group! Jo Owen, founder of Blue Light Babies (pictured above) says – “there is knitting from the KnitWits, crocheting by the Hookers and sewing by the Sew and Sews too!” The members share the projects they have been working on, posting pictures of their creations…

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05 May: #TuesdayGivingNow

TUESDAY 5 MAY IS #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW It’s a global day of unity in response to Covid-19. A day where we can all come together to recognise, celebrate and give thanks for the amazing acts of kindness we have witnessed during this pandemic.  Together we can help. Download, colour in and display this heart in your front window as a sign of…

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12 Mar: Charity of the Year

Berry’s announces their first Charity of the Year partnership! Give A Duck are delighted to announce that our first corporate partner of 2020 is Berry’s Jewellers .  They are a jewellers with branches in Leeds, York, Nottingham and Windsor. Brian Curran, Head of Fundraising at Give A Duck said “We provide support to children with cancer in all these areas…

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21 Aug: Team spirit at the Leeds Half Marathon

On Sunday 12 May 2019, four runners took on Yorkshire’s biggest half marathon to raise vital funds for Give A Duck! Over £800 has been raised so far which will fund 32 Chemo Duck programs for children diagnosed with cancer in the UK…and donations are still coming in! The runners, (pictured above) proudly wore the new Give A Duck running…

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17 Aug: Charity of the Year

Business Works UK – the proactive accountants We were delighted to hear the news that our corporate partnership with Business Works UK, an independent accountancy in Garforth will continue for a second year in 2018-2019. For every new client, Business Works ‘Give A Duck‘ and in total they have funded 60 Chemo Ducks for children diagnosed with cancer in the UK….